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|collageof-frozenfear (profile) wrote, |
on 5-22-2004 at 5:37pm
|Just got back from the Flea Market thingy...
We decided not to stay in town over night. We're gonna leave again tomorrow morning.
During one point of the whole thing, I went into this little store to buy grandma some Elvis cards :P When I got back, this guy walked over to me and he smiled and said "Thank you so much".... Me---"Um....?" ....Him--"You have no idea what the hell I'm talking about do you???" *shakes head* "I was out of cigarettes so I came over and bummed some from you. Your friend said it would be okay... they'll definately be payed back tomorrow. I should have a pack for you by then" I told him not to worry about it or anything... Diana only gave him 4 of mine so he was smoking them sparingly :P When I got up there to bring him an extra pack I had with me, he turned around and looked at me and said "Holy shit... You have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen..." Which made my day, actually :P
I told him not to worry about paying me back or anything for the cigarettes ... he said thanks a million times and gave me 5 dollars for them. He had a coin booth. He would take coins, saw them out and make designs with them ... then he would coat them in gold and stuff. They were SO fucking cool.
Some of his stuff sells for about $250. They're so pretty. But anyway, I found a coin he had made and he was selling it for 5 dollars. It was a quarter sawed in half with a heart and a key through it. You take the halves and put them together to make the quarter again. It's like a jigsaw thinger.
Anyway, I asked him if I could buy if from him and I picked two black leather necklaces with beads for him to put them on. When I went to pay him, he told me to only give him 10 dollars. So not only did I get a major discount, I also got 5 bucks for a pack of cigarettes :P I basically got away free with the stuff. I stayed around and we talked a while ... He's one of those people that's ALWAYS happy and always smiling and everything. He had his two dogs with him ... they were both around 17 years old. He said he didn't have a wife or kids or anything so his dogs travel with him. After we got to talking some, he told me he had gotten married on the beach I went to last weekend. Then, he said he had gotten a divorce a year ago but him and his ex are the best of friends. They divorced because he was always traveling doing his coin thing. (I can see why he loves it so much). But ANYWAY, eventually, we got on the subject of smoking and he said that he started when he was 15, stopped back in January and started up again and now he's worse with cigarettes than he's ever been. He told me I should stop smoking while I was young ... then he said "You're only what... 20??"
"Um.... no. I'm 15". Him---*blank stare* "You're only WHAT? 15? Holy shit...."
I figured he was in his late 20's, early 30's. He's 38. haha...
He said "I'm surprised she (diana) isn't over here kicking my ass. Hell, I should be kicking my ass."
I don't see why ... he definatly wasn't being harmful. All he said was that my eyes were pretty.
Anyway, after that he showed me how he did the designs in the coins ... He had a coin that had Washington on it and he sawed a cigarette onto it hanging out of Washington's mouth ;D
It looked so awesome.
I swear, I could hang out over there for days watching people make those stupid coins.
I chose the illinois quarter because it was the year 2003 (When me and brandon got together). He asked me why I chose that one and I told him it was because of the year. He said "Ahhh... The year you and your boyfriend got together?" So we talked about that some ... and then Christina came over and talked to him.
We all liked him really well. He's incredibly nice.
And I've fallen in love with his little old poodle. It will be mine.
But anywho ... Just wanted to share that because it made me so happy :)
It's amazing how one or two things a person says or does can make your whole day so much better.
Things as simple as one comment and two necklaces made me forget about everything else for that little while and even now, I don't have a need to feel so depressed about it all.
...Until tomorrow of course. Happiness will wear off by then.
It's just nice to have it go away for a few hours...